While I am nursing this bum shoulder, I have depended on volunteer quilters and binders to get these charity tops completed. As you can see, these volunteers are the best!
The latest quilt top to be donated by a blog reader is from Heather Lentz. Heather sent this one directly to Cheryl in Dallas for the next step in the “round-robin charity quilt finish.” Heather’s beautiful green and blue quilt top was 68” x 79.”
Cheryl added two borders to increase the size of the top to 81” x 93”, which is plenty long enough for a twin size bed.
Because Heather’s quilt top is a variety of blues and greens, Cheryl raided her 2 1/2” strips for yet more blues and greens for a pieced border. A mottled green in the same value as the green print border Heather used was just the right fabric to finish the quilt.
On the longarm and the quilting is underway. Cheryl in Dallas wrote: “This is my favorite part of the process. While the computer is running the quilting patterns, I can pet the fabric and admire the combination of fabrics and patterns. I also thank the Lord for the piecer who made the top and pray for the young woman who will receive the quilt.”
This digital pattern is called “Time Warp,” by Patricia Ritter. The dark blue area on the computer screen shows the part of the row that has been quilted as the machine moves from left to right.
The Time Warp pattern stitched out close together, but the quilt was still soft with the cotton-poly batting. See that green border print with the white flowers? Heather sent binding of that same fabric, so when it was added to Cheryl’s new border, it makes the quilt look cohesive. I love it!
Big reveal. Who wouldn’t love to wrap up in this quilt? Such a beautiful combination of blues and greens.
You know me and polka dots; I immediately was attracted to these cute blocks featuring dots. There were many polka dot fabrics in this quilt . . . I wouldn’t mind if it came to stay at my house.
This pale blue backing was the finishing touch. It is big enough so it didn’t have to be pieced. I don’t know about Cheryl, but I don’t like spending time piecing a backing — I’m ready to start a new quilt when I get to this point.
This quilt pattern is simple, yet so attractive. It would look great even when done freehand. I’ll remember this one for future quilting projects.
Heather’s beautiful green and blue quilt is going to the House of Hope in Gainesville, Florida, where it will be a welcome gift to a new resident who joins the treatment program. Most of the gals at House of Hope are recently released from jail, and a handmade quilt is a wonderful treasure to remind them they are still treasured.
THANKS so much ladies…you are the best!
For anyone wondering about the pattern for this quilt…I believe it is Bonnie Hunter’s Boxy Stars. Free pattern can be found here.